DAUZAT ST. MARIE
DAUZAT ST. MARIE
RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO,
AS PART OF ‘NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! VOL. 75’;
SONG AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD TODAY
VIA LABEL LOGIC/INGROOVES
August 14, 2020 – In a nation most divided, Los Angeles duo DAUZAT ST. MARIE--(pronounced dō'-zaht, “like robot,” as guitarist Mat Dauzat says)--are scouring the market for the most prime of real estate, “Common Ground.” They expertly sum up our current collective state in their observational new single, “Common Ground,” with the lyric “We’re strong, but sometimes just worn out... adrift on seas of headlines - trying not to drown.”
“Common Ground” is featured as one of the latest "NOW Presents What’s Next" New Music Preview bonus tracks on the new NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC! VOL. 75 album, which was released August 7. The poignant video—directed by Ali Roberto--exclusively premiered on NOW’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages the same day, and quickly racked up close to 10,000 views during the first weekend. Fans can purchase NOW 75 at https://now.lnk.to/NOW75!PR. The song and video can now be viewed on the band’s official YouTube page, and is available for streaming and downloading via Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer via Label Logic, as distributed by Ingrooves.
Previewing tomorrow's biggest hits, "NOW Presents What’s Next" has introduced major developing artists to NOW’s enthusiastic, highly engaged audience, including Billie Eilish, Walk The Moon, Hot Chelle Rae, Hunter Hayes, Capitol Cities, A Great Big World, George Ezra, and Shawn Mendes, among others. NOW 75 also features 16 major current hits from today's hottest artists, including Doja Cat’s Like That featuring Gucci Mane, THE SCOTTS (Travis Scott &Kid Cudi) The Scotts, Dua Lipa’s Break My Heart, Lady Gaga’s Stupid Love, DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch’s Rockstar, Katy Perry’s Daisies, and Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s Stuck With U.
The ever-optimistic duo are of the opinion that we are merely experiencing growing pains and are in the process of moving closer to that elusive “Common Ground.” Their hopeful lyric, “We’re lost.... doesn’t mean we can’t be found. Together we’re like an orchestra; alone, we’re just a sound,” poetically pinpoints the importance of unity as the orchestrator of the soundtrack to our search for “Common Ground.”
As singer Heather St. Marie and guitarist/singer Mat Dauzat further explain, “’Common Ground’ exists at the junction of human compassion, understanding, acceptance, forgiveness, and UNITY. The turbulent sociopolitical seas of the past several years have delivered tidal wave after tidal wave and have seemingly led to the epic flood that 2020 is currently unleashing on us all.”
DAUZAT ST. MARIE’S debut album, FALLING AGAIN, was released in 2014. After heading out on the road for a number of nationwide tours with their good friends Rick Springfield and Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, they were forced to take time off in 2018, because Heather had to undergo treatment for breast cancer. Thankfully, she’s been cancer-free since last year and they’re both excited to finally get back to creating music.
As a positive result of her cancer battle, Heather and Mat teamed up with the Susan G. Komen organization for various events and opportunities, which included a special performance at this year’s MORE THAN PINK Walk at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on February 29. They recently partnered with Susan G. Komen to talk about how Heather is coping with COVID-19 since she’s a cancer survivor, which can be seen on the organization’s YouTube page.
Originally hailing from Louisiana, Heather and Mat got their big break as songwriters when the blockbuster hit movie “Saw III” included Hydrovibe’s song, “Killer Inside,” in the movie and on the official soundtrack album. The franchise also included the music video for “Killer Inside” as part of the “Saw III” Director’s Cut DVD and “The Saw Trilogy” DVD boxed set. The exposure from Hydrovibe’s inclusion in the movie catapulted the band into a rigorous touring schedule that kept them on the road for years and cultivated a strong following for the band. This intense touring regimen set the precedent for Dauzat St. Marie’s current touring practice.
Mat continued to be in demand as a touring guitarist, and while on tour with acclaimed singer/songwriter Schuyler Fisk (Sissy Spacek’s daughter), Heather and Mat were offered some opening slots on Schuyler’s shows. These bare-bones acoustic duo performances were very well-received, which ignited the spark that led the two to revisit their roots as a singer/songwriter duo. They began sneaking in studio sessions between Hydrovibe tours to write and record music specifically for this budding new duo project they later named Dauzat St. Marie, and with the 2014 debut of the new project at the world-renowned singer-songwriter venue The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, a creative full-circle was effectively achieved.
Gaining the attention of Grammy® Award-winning hitmaker Rick Springfield in late 2015, Dauzat St. Marie became a direct support staple on his “Stripped” solo acoustic series shows in the U.S. for a few years. The success of that pairing led to Dauzat St. Marie getting the invite to join Rick Springfield (full band) and current Rock & Roll Music Hall Of Fame nominees Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo for a full U.S. summer tour in 2018.
Stay tuned for more new music news from DAUZAT ST. MARIE in the coming weeks…
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